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Parenting through the Coronavirus Lockdown – a free download

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A free and essential guide to parenting through the coronavirus lockdown from psychotherapist and author Richard Hogan.

The coronavirus has placed incredible strain on the family. Due to lockdown we are all now living in much closer proximity to each other than ever before. This brings with it its own unique set of problems, especially for parents of school-aged children. In this free download, family therapist Richard Hogan, author of Parenting the Screenager: A Practical Guide for Parents of the Modern Child, offers easy-to-follow strategies to help parents and guardians manage the family as they live in lockdown. His techniques equip parents with the tools and skills needed to promote healthy and happy familial relations during this challenging time.
Richard’s new book, Parenting the Screenager (published March 2020), uses case studies from his vast experience both as a teacher and as director of Therapy Institute, and offers easy-to-follow, practical steps that help parents to build healthier and more positive patterns of communication within their family, addressing topics such as boundaries, social media, gaming, online pornography, bullying and cyberbullying, teenage anxiety, body image and steroid use, perfectionism, sleep deprivation, and communication.
With this free download, Richard brings his wisdom and expertise to bear on the unique and unprecedented challenge of the Covid-19 pandemic and subsequent lockdown. Practical advice is given on how to manage your marriage during lockdown, how to support and entertain children from toddlers to teens, and how to support Leaving Certificate students as they face uncertainty and confusion.
Richard Hogan is a systemically trained family psychotherapist registered with the Family Therapy Association of Ireland. He writes every Thursday for the Irish Examiner, and is a regular contributor on radio and television, where he offers strategies on how to overcome teenage mental health issues. His first book, Parenting the Screenager: A Practical Guide for Parents of the Modern Child, was published by Orpen Press in March 2020.
 
Parenting through the Coronavirus Lockdown can be downloaded here, free of charge.

About Parenting the Screenager: A Practical Guide for Parents of the Modern Child

Today’s teenagers are growing up in a whole new digital world different from that of their parents’ generation. While every generation of parents has to learn how to navigate their children’s first steps into adolescence and adulthood, the environment in which it is happening now is rapidly changing.

Parenting the Screenager: A Practical Guide for Parents of the Modern Child offers parents an accessible and down-to-earth manual on parenting strategies from one of Ireland’s leading psychotherapists. Richard Hogan’s background in education affords him the unique perspective of working with teenagers from both inside the classroom and clinically as director of Therapy Institute. In Parenting the Screenager he uses case studies from his vast experience and offers easy-to-follow, practical steps that help parents to build healthier and more positive patterns of communication within their family, covering topics such as:

Boundaries
Social media
Communication
Gaming
Online pornography
Bullying and cyberbullying
Teenage anxiety
Perfectionism
Body image and steroid use
Sleep deprivation and exams
The modern family

Parenting the Screenager is a must-buy for any parent of a modern child. Technology has interrupted patterns of communication and how teenagers socialise; this has brought with it new challenges for parents. The strategies developed by Richard Hogan over his years working with teenagers are some of the most significant approaches to adolescent behaviour in recent times and will help any parent who wants to understand how to parent their teenager in a more productive way.

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